Posts I loved this week

The weather around here might be freezing but the posts are smoking. This week was another one of those where I didn’t know where to start reading. There were so many outstanding posts out there. Absolutely delicious! A huge thanks to everyone for these gems!

Looking for that next great read, I love reading book reviews. This post by Winter Bayne is awesome because it has several reviews, with the covers and her thoughts on them. They sound outstanding. Yum!

A great post from the Huffington Post, 6 Survival Tips for Women Writers by  made me wonder how seriously I take my writing. It’s not only thought-provoking, it really has great ideas. While I perused the site, I came along this very interesting post on Fifty Shades of Grey by  titled Fifty Shades of Grey and the Anti-Feminist Critique. A great site, the Huffington Post has tons of interesting articles but also resources. Check out this page for Writing Tips.

I never knew how the #1000Speak for Compassion had started. Check out the video right here. This great cause is going around the world and it’s gathering a huge amount of support. Isn’t that wonderful? Want to know more? Here’s the site.

I loved this post from Open Hearted Musings because it gave me the idea of continuing the theme of Compassion past the February 20 day and continuing it all year. What a great idea!

Chris McMullen has hit the 100 000 views mark and in this post he shares his tricks on how to do just that with your blog. They’re easy to follow, with step-by-step guides on where to go and what to click on. Even better, he also has links to other sources with even more help. If you find the post helpful, thank Chris. He’s sharing those tricks out of the goodness of his heart. What a wonderful post!

This post hit me like a brick wall. I do everyone of these and make writing so much harder than it has to be. True and insightful, this post is for every writer who’s ever had trouble writing. A huge thanks to the Crimson League for this very compassionate post!

Sick of some of the cheesy things that happen in romance? Then this post is for you. Funny and so well written, it’s a top ten list of annoying things in Romance Books. A huge thank you to Part Time Monster for that awesome post!

Hilarious and with great pictures to boot, I loved this post by Suzie81 Speaks. Check it out and see what the fuss is about with this awesome blog!…Yeey! She’s got blogging tips!

Writerology had this awesome post on how to design solid characters. I like nothing more than a character that has depth and is not one-dimensional so this post was a hit with me because it’s a great checklist for my characters. What a fantastic post from an awesome site!

Have you ever been writing and realize you need to go back and change everything? That has happened to me and it’s gut-wrenching. This post on the Snowflake Method of writing promises quicker results and less changes. I read it up and thought it’s absolutely awesome. A big thank you to Advanced Fiction Writing, a site full of resources!

Wondering how to publish your book? Check out these two insightful posts by Wise Ink. The first one, 5 Myths About Self-Publishing then compare that to 5 Myths About Traditional Publishing. Absolutely eye-opening.

If you’re looking for a guaranteed good read, here are Dabney’s Best from 2014. She’s a regular reviewer on the site All About Romance and always knows what books are good and which are better left on the shelf. I’m adding some of her books to my list and heading to the bookstore as soon as I can!

A huge congratulations to Callum McLaughlin for the release of Seeking Solace. Callum is incredibly talented and his poetry is pure beauty.

Finally, a little love for you on Valentine’s Day!

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Posts I loved this week

Here are the posts I loved this week. Tons of help in tips in everything from Twitter to researching for a character. Absolutely amazing posts, a big thank you to those wonderful bloggers who worked so hard on them!

The Benevolence Archives, Vol 1‘ came out this week in amazon. A big congrats to Infinitefreetime!

This post is the must-read follow up for Twitter by Sourcerer. Sourcerer breaks down the process of getting followers into clear, easy to understand steps. He warns and explains the pitfalls so even I understood them and promises more to come! A big, big thank you for sharing those proven steps, Gene’O!

A great way to turn leisure activities into writing inspiration. I loved this post by Karen O’Connor in Live Write Thrive because it not only gave me tips, it also encouraged me to self-care!

Want more inspiration? Check out this great post by Lisa L. Jackson on how to kick-start your writing.

Want more still? All right. One more on how to start writing when you can’t. Here’s a great post by Marianne Richmond with four great tips on how to make that muse inspire you on The Write Practice.

This post on Writer Unboxed was awesome. One, not only is  a good writer, he’s funny–this post practically read itself. And two, I’ve had the issue he talks about. I’d like to have a heroine that is a pharmacist…except I know nothing about it. I dread having to do that research. Keith comes up with great ideas that he shares with you and I. A big thank you to him for those tips.

A how-to for choosing a WordPress theme and customizing it,  does a great job of explaining not only how to pick a theme but how to customize it. I’m always looking for new ways to freshen up my blog, what a great post at Romance University!

It’s a list and a countdown, so I loved it. The top seven qualities all writers have by Victoria Grefer. 

This post contains a little sample from Phoenix. I love samples and this one rocks. A big thanks to Winterbayne!

This post on Part Time Monster is another countdown. I loved it. Cute, humorous and plain fun, it kept making me smile.

I loved, loved these quotes by Oprah. They’re just something else. A big thank you to Jeff Moore for them!

Finally, I love themes in blogs and this one is one of my favourites. Wordless Wednesday. Check out this picture.